Was just given a new laptop for christmas/birthday. My first time using something other than XP
in a long time. Also some programs are much updated versus the version of them I have on my other computer. Overall I like it, it's nicer and faster than my old one and as much as I still love my old one I was probably overdue for an upgrade.
Rant: Whats with all the junk! Gadjets and see through menu bars and message centres and webcam thingers and all sorts of crap. I don't need any of that, I just want something that's simple and works! Turn it on, check my email, have a look at my facebook, read the news, have a boo at the weather, maybe talk to a buddy on msn for a few minutes, and turn it off again. No wonder these new computers are so powerful, they need it just to run all the junk that's being thrown at you.
Also the newer programs are even worse than the computer! I just got my msn going. It's a new version. Nothing but webcam this, group that, social something or other, share your photos, updates from here, news about that, profile this, and on and on and on. All I wanted to do was talk to some friends for a few minutes while I'm waiting for the dog to come back in!
If I wanted to call someone I woulda picked up the phone. If I wanted to share a photo I woulda emailed them a photo. If I wanted a facebook update I woulda gone to facebook. It's all f-ing junk! Side note I made the groups go away so it is back to just online or offline, but I can't get the list to be single file like it used to. That was clean and simple to read, but now my contacts are spread all over the screen and it's a pain to find one. Anyone know how to fix that?
Anyone else find it annoying all the junk that the new computer programs have? Gadjets and social updates and I swear 36 different programs all offering to share the same photos? My Windows XP
with older versions of all these programs was far, far easier to use. Anyone else feel the same?
Dear computer geeks: Please please please bring simple back! There's so many "features" to every little thing now it takes me an hour to figure out how to do anything!